The stack-and-draw technique allows us a great deal of flexibilty in microstructuring optical fibres.
Single-ring hollow-core fibres are ideal for exploring nonlinear effects in gas-filled fibres and many other applications.
We demonstrated the first non-invasive technique to measure the internal microstructure of a hollow-core fibre in real-time, while it is being drawn.
We explored the loss-reducing effect of treating the preforms with chlorine gas prior to fibre drawing, as well as the importance of using a dry gas for pressurization during fibre drawing.
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